There will be times in the lives of all wheelchair patients when certain places aren't accessible by ramp. Either the incline may be too high for a ramp or there might be space limitations. No matter what the reason, this is a time when this person needs a wheelchair lift in order to move himself alone or with his chair into an unreachable area. There are many different types of lifts available to help him have the independence and mobility to move around freely in his own home, in a public place, or in an outdoor area, such as a deck or a porch.
There are times when a person with a multiple story home winds up in a wheelchair. For example, when Mike's parents bought their home, they never expected their teenaged son to get in the car accident that took away his ability to walk. Now they're faced with either limiting him to just getting around on the ground floor of the house or figuring out a way that he can get upstairs in order to sleep and use the bathroom. Although they can put ramps outside to help him get into and out of the house, there's no way a ramp will work on the indoor staircases. Therefore, they decide to buy a stairlift chair that Mike can use to ride up and down the stairs.
Bob's problem is that he is unable to access the shipping platform at work where his job as a supervisor often takes him. Although the platform isn't elevated a lot, it's just enough that Bob can't get up there and see what's going on. The company he works for has been understanding so far, but Bob's afraid they'll move him to a different job if he's unable to do the tasks required in this job he loves. He does have some rights per the disability acts that have been passed, however, so when he mentions a wheelchair lift to his boss, and the company looks into purchasing a portable one. By purchasing a portable model, wherever Bob needs to go, the lift can go with him.
Being in a wheelchair doesn't have to be as big of a life-limiter as it used to be, thanks to such new technology as wheelchair lifts. By having chair lifts in your home and portable lifts on the job and at outdoor venues, you'll be able to get around much better than ever before.
Finding the right wheelchair and accessories is key to living a more mobile life for those with mobility challenges. Visit Wheelchariot.com for more tips on wheelchair mobility & transportation tips and portable mobility scooters and make a more informed decision.
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